Immigration News

Immigration hearings cancelled

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. All hearings in immigration court for people who are not detained are cancelled at least through May 1. Some hearings for people who are detained are taking place so please check with the specific cour… Read More
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USCIS in-person appointments are cancelled until at least April 7

Yesterday, USCIS announced: On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended routine in-person services to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS plans to re-open our offices on April 7, unless… Read More
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COVID 19 Office Procedures

Given the seriousness of the COVID 19 pandemic, we want to do everything possible to keep our staff and clients healthy. Therefore, we are not meeting with people in person at this time. However, we are happy to schedule meetings via phone or videoco… Read More
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Know your rights if you are detained at a port of entry

All people arriving at the U.S. border or a port of entry have basic rights, and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), also known as green card holders, enjoy greater rights than nonimmigrants when returning to the United States after travel abroad. Lik… Read More
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I was arrested for a minor crime. Will that affect my immigration status? Do I need a criminal lawyer?

Many arrests and convictions have negative effects on immigration status and applications. This is true even for minor charges and misdemeanors. A lawful permanent resident can be put into removal proceedings. Charges and convictions can lead to the… Read More
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USCIS on-line tools are off-line this weekend

USCIS announced that it will conduct a widespread system maintenance on its website www.uscis.gov on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Eastern) and Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m.(Eastern). Many of the agency’s onli… Read More
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It is not your imagination - immigration cases are taking longer and longer

Millions of families, businesses, and people applying for immigration benefits are waiting longer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process and approve their applications and petitions. People applying for family-based benefits… Read More
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Syrian TPS re-registration is now open

Syrians who have Temporary Protected Status and wish to re-register, my file their application on or before May 4, 2018. Read More
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USCIS announced that TPS for Syrians will be extended

USCIS announced that Syrians who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be eligible to re-register for TPS for another 18 months. However, USCIS has not yet issued rules for how to re-register. So, please do not file any forms or send any money u… Read More
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Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador ends September 2019

Activists prep for Temporary Protected Status program termination Read More
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